HeySyl.com, my question and answer blog officially launched over the holiday weekend. You can check out the list of inaugural topics below. If you see a resemblance between the HeySyl logo and the PixSylated logo, it is no coincidence. I created HeySyl.com as a [...]
In Part 1 of the Daily Cycle of Sunlight, we looked at the mechanics of how the sun’s position affects the color and quality of sunlight throughout the day. [If you've not yet read that article, click here. I'll wait.]
Now its time to take a look [...]
As a guy who is known for his work with flash and strobes, many think that I’m not interested in shooting natural light. This could not be farther from the truth. I’m a keen observer of daylight, its many colors and shapes, and the way it changes rhythmically throughout each day.
Daylight often provides the [...]
Here is the first of two videos that we shot this week while I was evaluating Canon’s new 600EX-RT Speedlite and the ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter. Go with me on location for a series of quick shoots where I put the new gear to the test indoors and outside. Later, in Part Two, I’ll take you [...]
Getting The Most Out Of Canon Speedlites, the third in my series of presentations in the Event Space at B&H Photo’s NYC superstore, is now on YouTube. In this video, I talk about how and when to use a single Speedlite on- and [...]
Lighting Persona, the second of my two December presentations in the Event Space at B&H Photo’s NYC superstore, is now on YouTube. In this video, I go through a number of shoots and the ways I shaped light to create the persona of the subject. [...]
One of the most important concepts in flash photography is sync speed. This is the fastest shutter speed that your camera can use with normal flash. For most DSLRs, the sync speed is 1/250″. Your camera’s sync speed may be faster or slower — so check your user manual if you don’t know.
My second online video course, Working with Speedlites: Multiple Flash Photography, just launched on KelbyTraining.com. Like the first course (on one-flash photography), this course was months in the making. Again, I want to give a huge shout of thanks [...]
My first online video course, Working with Speedlites: One Flash Photography, just launched on KelbyTraining.com. It’s been months in the making. I want to give a huge shout of thanks to every Canonista who asked the gang at KT to produce Canon-specific training.
The course has 13 segments [...]
Canon Europe has just published the last installment of my four-part series on Speedliting. The entire Canon Pro Network site is a treasure-trove of information. I hope that you’ll check out my series and then acquaint yourself with the rest of the CPN resources.
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